I wouldn’t blame the 14-year wide receiver for quitting football if traded. I would assume he would like to finish the rest of the season with his current team, the Ravens. That way he can retire by his own terms and not be forced into retiring.
“Smith has been informed by Ozzie Newsome that the general manager has no designs on dealing him ahead of the Nov. 3 trade deadline, per Edholm. That was apparently music to the ears of Smith, who threatened to walk away from the game if theRavens trade him.””If they would trade me, I would quit,” Smith said Friday, via the Baltimore Sun. “I like to finish what I started.” –Reported by Chris Wesseling
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